Roll Call reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already declared the Democratic net neutrality bill, which passed the House on Wednesday, “dead on arrival” in the upper chamber.
Democrats likely never gave their legislation, sponsored by Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle, much of a chance of advancing beyond the House.
But while Republicans have spent weeks shaping their message opposing it — Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma has declared it a “Democratic takeover of the internet” — Democrats are confident they’ll be able to use it to skewer vulnerable GOP candidates next November.
232-190: House passes legislation reinstating net neutrality Internet rules repealed by FCC in 2017 on near party line vote. Bill by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) now heads to Senate where McConnell said yesterday “it’s dead on arrival.” pic.twitter.com/nIwyHszzGK
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) April 10, 2019
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) April 10, 2019